February 12, 1998, in Mexico City, Mexico
A few days before the murder, a Federal Judicial Police officer and an army captain interrogated García about his sources, according to an editor at La Tarde. In a 1997 incident, both García and his young son were shot and injured when García's car was raked with gunfire. Because of widespread suspicion that the Federal Judicial Police may have been involved in the crime, CPJ wrote to President Ernesto Zedillo urging him to appoint a special prosecutor to ensure that the killers are brought to justice.
Job: Print Reporter
Beats Covered: Corruption, Crime
Local or Foreign: Local
Type of Death: Murder
Suspected Source of Fire: Military Officials
Taken Captive: No